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B.J. Penn announces he will return at UFC 197

UFC Hall of Famer B.J. Penn is still planning on coming out of retirement, however, it just won’t be at UFC 196 as originally planned. Instead, Penn announced on his website that there has been a slight change of plans and he will now square off against an unnamed opponent at UFC 197 on April 23. Penn said that he was certain that he would return at UFC 196, but that the UFC...
Via Rumors and Rants
3 days ago  |  Discuss

BJ Penn’s Comeback Fight Pushed Back To UFC 197

BJ Penn’s guarantee that he would be competing at UFC 196 on March 5th appears to have been a little premature, as it turns out his comeback fight has now been pushed back to UFC 197 on April 23rd instead. “I thought the fight guaranteed was going to happen because the UFC, they set up […]
Via Fight Of The Night
3 days ago  |  Discuss

BJ Penn says his return has been pushed back to UFC 197 in April

It looks like BJ Penn's return to the Octagon has hit a slight delay with the former two-weight world champion now targeting UFC 197 on April 23 for his comeback fight.Penn has been training in Albuquerque as part of the Jackson-Winkeljohn fight team for the past few weeks in preparation for a proposed slot on the UFC 196 fight card on March 5 in Las Vegas.On Monday, Penn released...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dennis Siver Now Potential Opponent For BJ Penn At UFC 196

BJ Penn gave a guarantee on Wednesday night’s edition of ‘UFC Tonight’ on FOX Sports 1 that he’ll be fighting at UFC 196 on March 5th in Las Vegas, but there’s still a big question mark over who his opponent will be. Penn had originally called out Nik Lentz to fight and the two had […]
Via Fight Of The Night
8 days ago  |  Discuss

BJ Penn 'guarantees' he's fighting at UFC 196; Dennis Siver leading the pack

It looks like BJ Penn's return to the Octagon is still planned for UFC 196 on March 5, but the Hall of Famer is still awaiting word on a potential opponent.Penn told "UFC Tonight" on Wednesday that “guarantees” he's fighting on that date, but from the sound of things his first opponent back will not be Nik Lentz.Penn and Lentz have engaged in a war of words over the last several...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

BJ Penn says he has an opponent for UFC 197

BJ Penn began his pro MMA career nearly 15 years ago. Since that time, the former Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion accomplished as much as anyone in MMA.Penn won UFC world titles in not one but two separate weight classes (lightweight and welterweight) and competed in five weight classes (featherweight, lightweight, welterweight, middleweight, and heavyweight). "The Prodigy" is...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Weird Battle Of Words Between BJ Penn And Nik Lentz Continues

The fact that BJ Penn came out of retirement to call out Nik Lentz of all people is pretty strange, but the ongoing war of words between them, and in particular ‘The Carny’s’ responses, have taken the weirdness to a whole new level. The latest salvo was initiated by Penn while appearing on The MMA […]
Via Fight Of The Night
20 days ago  |  Discuss

BJ Penn comes out of retirement again; wants to become a 3-division champion

UFC Hall of Famer B.J. Penn has decided to go ahead and give his fighting career one last shot. Penn (16-10-2) will be working with Greg Jackson and company in Albuquerque before beginning the final chapter of his career inside of the octagon at featherweight. His motivation – he wants to walk away as the only guy to win three UFC belts. Penn talked about all this and more (including...
Via Fight Booth
24 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC: The return of “The Prodigy”

BJ Penn was one of the best fighters of his era.  His greatest accomplishment inside the UFC was winning both the welterweight and lightweight titles.  There is only one other man to win two titles in two weight classes and that man’s name is Randy Couture.  Penn lived up to his nickname of “The Prodigy” by becoming the first American to earn a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

BJ Penn Comes Out Of Retirement … AGAIN

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn (pictured) is cutting his retirement short … again. Penn officially announced his return to mixed martial arts Tuesday on “The MMA Hour.” “I want to go get that 145-pound belt,” Penn stated. “That’s definitely a huge motivation for me. I believe with Greg Jackson’s help, I can get that done. And I believe...
Via 5thRound.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

BJ Penn Returning To MMA Would Be Big Mistake

BJ Penn’s (pictured) place in MMA lore is cemented. Penn is only one of two UFC fighters to don titles in two different weight classes. He’s fought the best of the best, and beaten many of them. However, that was when Penn was “The Prodigy,” not the aging 37 year old you see before you today who is desperately attempting a comeback. Penn’s latest pursuit to recapture...
Via 5thRound.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

BJ Penn Calls Out Nik Lentz; Gets Response

UFC Lightweight legend BJ Penn has decided to come back out of retirement again at the age of 37 and has called out Nik Lentz to a fight at featherweight after an ongoing war of words between the two. “@niklentz this is a formal challenge for Nik Lentz to meet me in the octagon March […]
Via Fight Of The Night
29 days ago  |  Discuss

BJ Penn challenges Nik Lentz to face him at UFC 197 in March

UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn appears ready to come out of retirement after challenging Nik Lentz to a fight at UFC 197 as part of the card featuring Rafael dos Anjos against Conor McGregor.Penn just recently traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico to star working with coach Greg Jackson and his team at Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA and now it appears the former lightweight and welterweight champion...
Via Fox Sports
January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

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Via Awful Announcing
November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

BJ Penn to sit down with FS1, exclusively, Nov. 24 on 'UFC 1 on 1'

BJ Penn became a living fight legend long before he retired, last year. He is one of just three men to win MMA world titles in two different weight classes.In all, Penn competed in five different weight classes, from featherweight to heavyweight, fighting the best he could find, no matter their size. As UFC President Dana White has said, "BJ Penn was born to fight. That's what he...
Via Fox Sports
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Nik Lentz Thrashes BJ Penn In Original Poem

Nik Lentz (pictured) is a poet, and BJ Penn didn’t even know it.Lentz just took his smack-talk game to a whole new level, unleashing an extended diss poem at the expense Penn.As you might recall, Penn appeared on “UFC Tonight” last month to continue his public beef with nutritionist Mike Dolce, and proceeded to bring Lentz into the fray.Penn said, “I’m sick and tired of...
Via 5thRound.com
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

BJ Penn, Nik Lentz and why this fight should not happen

When BJ Penn (16-10-2) took to UFC Tonight on Wednesday to call out respected MMA nutritionist Mike Dolce and UFC vet Nik Lentz (25-7-2), it came as a bit of a surprise to fans who believed Penn had hung up his gloves for good after an emotional loss to Frankie Edgar last summer in Las Vegas. How did Dolce and Lentz react to Penn’s words? Let’s just say one took the high road...
Via Fight Booth
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

BJ Penn Wants To Fight Nik Lentz To Shut Mike Dolce Up

On the latest edition of UFC Tonight, retired UFC legend BJ Penn stated his interest in coming out of retirement to fight Nik Lentz as a way of settling an ongoing feud with former fighter turned diet guru Mike Dolce. Before we go any further let’s hit the rewind button to understand the bad blood between the two men. It all stems from when Penn hired Dolce to help him cut down...
Via Fight Of The Night
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

B.J. Penn ready to return from retirement, aims at grudge match versus Nik Lentz

Former two-division champion and UFC Hall of Famer B.J. Penn might not be done with his fighting career after all following an appearance on "UFC Tonight" where he all but announced his comeback to MMA. Penn was asked about his lackluster showing against Frankie Edgar in his final fight and the issues he had with his weight cut down to 145 pounds and the work he did with noted nutritionist...
Via Fox Sports
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

B.J. Penn is back, wants grudge match at 145 lbs

“The Prodigy” is at it again. When B.J. Penn makes an appearance, it’s usually followed by a bunch of headlines. When Penn paid a visit to the UFC Tonight studio on FOX Sports 1, the Hall of Famer had some harsh words for the man who helped him get to 145 lbs in the final fight of his career, weigh-cut coach and nutritionist Mike Dolce, and one of Dolce’s clients, Nik Lentz...
Via Fight Booth
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Max Holloway Thinks A UFC Hawaii Event Could Bring BJ Penn Out Of Retirement

Just when you thought UFC legend BJ Penn was retired for good, fellow Hawaiian Max Holloway has brought up the possibility that ‘The Prodigy’ could yet return to the Octagon for a special one-off event. “I heard Dana White talking about UFC: Hawaii,” Holloway said during a video chat on Periscope. “I heard he said it was already on the agenda and just needed to get over...
Via Fight Of The Night
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC: Top 5 fighters of all time

The UFC has had an epic amount of talent appear in the Octagon but it’s time to look at the best of the best and what it is that made them so good for so long.  This list is a pound-for-pound ranking of the top five greatest UFC fighters of all time, both inside and outside of the Octagon.  This would be the reason Jon Jones is not on it, as outside of the Octagon, he is a negative...
Via isportsweb.com
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Listen To The UFC 2015 Hall Of Fame Inductees Media Call

Yesterday the UFC held a special media conference call with the 2015 inductees into the UFC’s revamped ‘Hall Of Fame’. Unfortunately the ‘Modern Era’ inductee BJ Penn wasn’t available for the call, but ‘Pioneer Era’ inductee Bas Rutten was on-board along with Matt Hughes and Frank Trigg who are being welcomed into the ‘Fight Wing’, while the late Jeff Blatnick’s...
Via Fight Of The Night
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

B.J. Penn: 'I thought I was the best fighter on the whole planet'

It's tough to imagine now looking back at a Hall of Fame career that B.J. Penn actually had no plans to fight beyond his title bout with Jens Pulver back at UFC 35 in 2002. Penn came into the UFC in 2001 as a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu prodigy, who quickly rocketed to the top of the list as the best prospect in all of fighting after he blitzed Joey Gilbert, Din Thomas and Caol Uno in three...
Via Fox Sports
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

B.J. Penn: Sometimes I'll forget that I was the UFC champion

It was almost exactly a year ago that former welterweight and lightweight champion B.J. Penn called it a career and retired from the sport after one of the most iconic runs in the history of the UFC. Penn will go down as only the second ever multi-divisional champion in UFC history and he is regarded and one of the greatest fighters of all time. But like all great athletes, Penn...
Via Fox Sports
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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